TOBA TEK SINGH: The players of different hockey clubs of the city have expressed concern over the delay in the inauguration of the only hockey stadium of the city where Astroturf was laid some nine months ago with the expenditures of Rs70 million.

They told reporters the stadium was locked and players were unable to use it while it was feared that due to no activity, and failing to shower water on it, turf’s chemicals and glue would be damaged.

They urged the deputy commissioner to arrange the inauguration of the stadium at the earliest.

Imran Rasool, former Pakistan hockey team player who belongs to Toba Tek Singh, said that due to delays in its inauguration and lack of staff, the Astroturf could be spoiled after dust would cover it due to the non-usage by the players.

When contacted, Punjab Sports Board’s district hockey coach Muhammad Umer claimed that he had already written to the deputy commissioner to open the stadium so that players could start playing there.

He hoped the inauguration ceremony of the stadium would take place in a few weeks.

ACCIDENT: Five people were injured in a collision of two vans on the Satiana Road near Chak 75-GB.

The Rescue 1122 reported that a van overturned after the collision with another van. As a result of the accident, five people received critical injuries.

They were identified as Anwar (22), Aneeqa (18), Aasma (22), Mahnoor (23) and Ayesha (20).

The injured people were admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital Faisalabad.

Published in Dawn, December 14th, 2021

Opinion

Editorial

Slow start
Updated 15 Jun, 2024

Slow start

Despite high attendance, the NA managed to pass only a single money bill during this period.
Sindh lawlessness
Updated 15 Jun, 2024

Sindh lawlessness

A recently released report describes the law and order situation in Karachi as “worryingly poor”.
Punjab budget
15 Jun, 2024

Punjab budget

PUNJAB’S budget for 2024-25 provides much fodder to those who believe that the increased provincial share from the...
Budget and politics
Updated 14 Jun, 2024

Budget and politics

PML-N, scared of taking bold steps lest it loses whatever little public support it has, has left its traditional support — traders — virtually untouched.
New talks?
14 Jun, 2024

New talks?

WILL this prove another false start, or may we expect a more sincere effort this time? Reference is made to the...
A non-starter
14 Jun, 2024

A non-starter

WHILE the UN Security Council had earlier this week adopted a US-backed resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza...